The California Desert
|Me in a nutshell||
I am: editor-in-chief and owner of we heart this, a Philly girl living in the California desert, a photographer turned graphic designer, married to a brilliant British guitarist, Mom to 4 hairy beasts and I throw a HELL of a party!
MAKEUP, Simon Le Bon, vintage glass advertising ashtrays, my bug vacuum, my family and friends, high heels and purses, Stephen Colbert, BPAL oils, The Young and the Restless, fonts, sushi, 30 Rock, Amy & David Sedaris, Belgian beer, old school rap, turquoise, state fairs, getting my hair did, Mad Men, Skater boys circa 1986, thrifting, tiny paintings, dogs playing poker, Brian Williams, Rockabilly girl style, Six Feet Under, going somewhere I have never been, a good sale and most of all-Derwood.
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|Biggest splurge or steal in my closet||
Splurge: Black satin quilted DKNY trench coat, Bond No 9 Chinatown and L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer perfume.
|do-gooder: Why I am one||
I think beyond myself. I stop for strays and always help an animal in need. I buy organic milk. I bring my own bags to the market. I always treat people like I’d like to be treated myself.
|read, watch, listen:Favorite books||
Naked by David Sedaris, A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, The Americans by Robert Frank, The Dirt by Motley Crue
Franz Ferdinand, The Hives, Arcade Fire
|Favorite TV shows||
30 Rock, Mad Men, Intervention, Top Chef, Project Runway, The Young and the Restless, Six Feet Under, Parks and Recreation
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Good Fellas, Grey Gardens, Amelie, Lock Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Shaun of the Dead and I could watch Elf every time it’s on TV.
|home & living:My favorite room in my house||
My entire guest house, because I designed it from top to bottom.
|potluck:Five people (dead or alive) I’d invite to a party||
Stephen Colbert, Simon Le Bon, My Grandmom, Judge Judy, Oprah (but she would have to bring us all cars)
|I NEVER go without these||
huge purses, great heels, havaianas, hoodies, my Clarisonic and a slew of Beauty products- lip gloss in all forms (including Hourglass Imagine and Smashbox Beauty), eye cream, Alexandra de Markoff Disguise for Eyes, MAC Teddy eyeliner, Blot Powder and Strawberry Blonde lipstick, Kiehl’s Calendula toner, and ANYTHING Limited Edition!
|beauty & fashion: I can skip these||
foundation, primers, turtlenecks
|eat, drink, be merry: Tell us your go to meal||
I am the egg, salad and sandwich queen! Fast meal: soft shell tacos with homemade guacamole, roast chicken and couscous. Fancy meal: linguine w/ butternut squash, bacon & goat cheese or beef stew in the crockpot.
|If I were an 80’s movie/tv/music star, I’d be||
The robot girl from Small Wonder.